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La Pentola

87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“abalone” (25 reviews)
“snails” (25 reviews)
“pastry” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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91 - 100 of 987 reviews

Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

You have to go upstairs to this restaurant and if you are lucky to be seated by the window you have a lovely view across the ocean. We were sat close to a large table of male golfers who were getting very loud so we...More

Thank NinkandTel
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

If you think the chicken is strange you should meet me ! LOL Thank you for the review.

Reviewed February 5, 2017

Friendly staff in a really stunning location with a view and easy to walk to from our guesthouse, Pelagus. I read reviews before going and expected to be blown away by the food. It was good quality and good value, not exceptionally amazing though I...More

Thank elsie_ct12
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Thank you for your review I am happy that you enjoyed the food .If you want to be blown away next time try the" Cherry Bomb Chicken ' its made with vodka & red bull :-)

Reviewed January 30, 2017

Although the restaurant was full with two large parties we were given individual attentive service - the food was the best we had tasted in 8 days - pink peppercorn desert was fantastic - I love the ethos of this restaurant - the staff were...More

Thank solentgirl20
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your review I am so happy that you could feel the heart of the restaurant because it is so special :-)

Reviewed January 30, 2017

We had an enjoyable quality meal and enjoyed the views from the restaurants elevated position. We had been told when booking in advance that they were operating a two sitting system so we opted for the late one. When we arrived there was little sign...More

Thank Russell4422
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your review.We only do two sittings in high season so feel free to book at your leisure next time you visit.

Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at Pentola after we were booked in to buy our B&B. Watch out for one of the steps on the staircase that leads up to the restaurant. The inside could do with some investment, it could be fantastic but is...More

Thank MCrich2012
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your review .The tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts .

Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

There were flashes of brilliant cooking - the bread roll was wonderful, warm and tasty and the seafood linguine was well-cooked with a tasty garlicky sauce. However, the tables were too close together and it was far too noisy. Someone commented that there was hardly...More

Thank Vicky225
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your review.I am glad you enjoyed the food & i am also very grateful we are so busy .I suggest if you visit us for lunch if you like a quieter dinning experience.

Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

We have just had an excellent evening at La Pentola with delicious food and great atmosphere. My husband and I had a light lunch there yesterday and returned this evening with five friends. I loved the springbok carpaccio followed by a Cob fish and the...More

Thank Jackofansh
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your review .You made Henry super proud!

Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

This is our second viait to this restaurant and we enjoyed again even more. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great service. The food was well prepared and presented at reasonable prices .Good wine, soft music. what more can one ask? We highly recommend it amd we...More

Thank stanmar567
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed January 23, 2017

The service we received from young Stephen was excellent. We never had to look for him and he had a positive and energetic presence. The food was delicious! We tried the beetroot carpaccio and decided that it is a winner. Both of us had meaty...More

Thank Jody K
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2017

Thank you for your review & celebrating your partners birthday with us.My favorite part of my restaurant is also the FOOD that is after all why I became a chef.I look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Ate here on our first night in Hermanus. I chose this restaurant after looking at the top restaurants in Hermanus on trip advisor and liking the menu and photos of La Pentola the best. We were not dissapointed! The service and food was excellent! For...More

Thank Monique R
Shane S, Owner at La Pentola, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

Thank you for your awesome review you make our whole team very proud!

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Is it child friendly?
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Shane S | Property representative |
Yes of course we are I have three of my own kids.I am so sorry this response took so long I dd not know of this trip adviser function .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $16
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Marine Drive | Shop no 4, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 313 1685
  • E-mail
Description
La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood & Abalone, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, Tender T-Bone, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.
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